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Intentional & Creative Affluence with Shailaja V

Intentional & Creative Affluence with Shailaja V

By Shailaja Vishwanath
Learn how creators can build a thriving business while staying true to their highest calling. From intentional productivity to conscious creation, slow business to heart-based marketing, it's all here. Let's enjoy the art of business without the overwhelm.

Shailaja Vishwanath is a content and productivity coach for business owners. She blogs at www.shailajav.com
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Giving Yourself Breathing Space through Quiet Marketing with Danielle Gardner
Danielle Gardner is a business mentor, tiny course creator, and author of Quiet Marketing. Her work with clients is centered around taking a calm, minimal approach to business and online visibility, that is especially suited to Highly Sensitive solopreneurs. I first came across Danielle's work about a year and a half ago. Ever since, I've been captivated by the powerful signature presence of hers that combines a heart-based, non-hustle approach to marketing with a quiet and dignified presence in the online space.  In this episode, I speak with Danielle on the art of giving yourself breathing space as an entrepreneur and what that looks like, away from the noise and grind of mainstream marketing approaches. 1. Why is breathing space important for business owners?  2. How do you make space for yourself in a fast-paced digital environment? 3. Is there a personal experience that led you to understand the need for this breathing space? 4. What about solopreneurs who don't have virtual assistants? How can they battle the feeling of overwhelm while giving themselves space to breathe? 5. Easy to implement, concise advice that helps you create new results in your business with less effort - Dani's principle behind a Tiny Course. Dani's book: https://www.danigardner.com/quiet-marketing-book Danielle’s latest articles, online events and trainings are at: danigardner.com Other links https://www.danigardner.com https://www.instagram.com/thequietmarketer/ https://www.facebook.com/thedaniellegardner https://www.youtube.com/c/DanielleGardnerTV 🌿🌿🌿For more about your host, Shailaja Vishwanath, check out my website: https://shailajav.com/ 🌿🌿🌿For more gentle marketing ideas plus weekly tips on intentional living & digital minimalism, join my free newsletter: https://shailajav.com/newsletter/
40:18
August 05, 2022
One Year of the Podcast - Lessons and Looking Ahead
What one year of podcasting has taught me 🌿🌿🌿For more about your host, Shailaja Vishwanath, check out my website: https://shailajav.com/ 🌿🌿🌿For more gentle marketing ideas plus weekly tips on intentional living & digital minimalism, join my free newsletter: https://shailajav.com/newsletter/
06:36
May 11, 2022
Authenticity, Alignment & Wisdom with Transformational Life Coach Gregory Vahanian
Gregory Vahanian is a Transformational Life Coach.  He helps men and women enjoy depth and success in their personal and business lives. Gregory's work fosters a life of authenticity which often includes healing work that leads to fulfillment and service. Gregory happily shares his life with his beloved spiritual partner and wife and their two daughters in Los Angeles, California. Gregory and I met through the MasterHeart program in 2021, conducted by our mutual coach and mentor, George Kao. Right away, what resonated with me was the gentleness and kindness in Gregory's approach to connection and networking. It is my great honour to share this episode with you all and it's also my privilege to share that Gregory is the first ever male guest on this podcast. For that, I am truly grateful. In this episode, we talk about 🌿 His ideal clients and how he helps them 🌿 Understanding there's a deeper sense of fulfillment available in life 🌿 The legacy of Loving 🌿 How to tap into your innermost Being & Find Contentment Follow Gregory at the links given below: On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregoryvahanian/ Website: https://www.gregoryvahanian.com/ On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregoryvahaniancoaching 🌿🌿🌿For more about your host, Shailaja Vishwanath, check out my website: https://shailajav.com/ 🌿🌿🌿For more gentle marketing ideas plus weekly tips on intentional living & digital minimalism, join my free newsletter: https://shailajav.com/newsletter/
47:25
May 06, 2022
On being a Holistic Business Coach with Vegan Entrepreneur and Multipotentialite Susmitha Veganosaurus
Susmitha Veganosaurus is a holistic business coach, vegan chef and culinary consultant, a joyful vegan transition coach, meditation guide, and as you can tell by now she's a multi-passionate entrepreneur.  She helps people make fulfillment, joy and self care their highest priority through her own podcast, The Feel Good factor, plus her blog posts, workshops, courses, talks and online coaching programs. Things we talked about in this episode: 🌿 How she adopted veganism as a lifestyle two decades ago 🌿 How testing recipes led her to her own vegan restaurant 🌿 Busting myths about a vegan lifestyle 🌿 Her holistic approach to coaching 🌿 How women’s menstrual cycles affect their business planning 🌿 On being part of the Intentional Growth Community Follow Susmitha below: On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/veganosaurus/ Her website: https://www.veganosaurus.com/ Her Newsletter: https://www.veganosaurus.com/newsletter Her Podcast: https://www.veganosaurus.com/category/the-feel-good-factor-podcast/ For more about your host, Shailaja Vishwanath, check out my website: https://shailajav.com/ For more gentle marketing ideas plus weekly tips on intentional living & digital minimalism, join my free newsletter: https://shailajav.com/newsletter/
47:28
March 16, 2022
The Power of the Pause with Asmita Bharadwaj Das, Photographer and Blogger
Welcome back everyone to my interview series, Intentional and Creative Affluence. This is where I talk to creators and business owners about how they choose to work on what they love while infusing joy into their daily lives. These are my kind of people, the people who follow a heart-Based approach to creating content, marketing with purpose, and connecting with their audience. My guest today is Asmita Bharadwaj Das. Asmita is a photographer based in Hong Kong where she lives with her husband and two boys. Her background in Pharmacy and HR helps bring a bit of both mind and heart to her passion-photography. A self-proclaimed intuitive ambivert she derives great joy in observing both, people and inanimate objects and bringing out their best using her camera. In today's episode, we talk about a number of things including: Why she chose the path of photography for her business- the reasoning behind it, how she learnt to connect with clients and how she's built her reputation in a country that's not native to her own. 🌿The challenges of monetizing a food blog, especially when you're from a different country and learning to pivot in this scenario 🌿The power of making your mistakes and learning from them; plus how she prefers not to call them mistakes 🌿The fact that she's a different person now than two years ago and the incident that triggered it all 🌿The power of the pause and how deeply it impacts her daily life 🌿Her kind tips for those starting their own venture Here's the post from her blog that I love and read at least twice a month: https://onewholesomemeal.com/not-a-food-post-but-food-for-thought/ Find Asmita on Instagram, her website and on LinkedIn https://www.instagram.com/onewholesomemeal/ https://www.instagram.com/asmitabd_photography/ https://onewholesomemeal.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/asmita-bharadwaj-das-84b37a13/ For more about your host, Shailaja Vishwanath, check out my website: http://shailajav.com/ Or follow my work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shailajav/ For more gentle marketing ideas plus weekly tips on intentional living & digital minimalism, join my free newsletter: https://shailajav.com/newsletter/
39:32
February 24, 2022
How to Get Started Writing Your Book & the Art of Book Coaching with Author Amy Isaman
Amy Isaman is an author, book & writing coach, and podcaster. Amy works with aspiring authors to support them in developing and clarifying their ideas, structuring and organizing them, breaking through creative blocks, and writing their books with regular feedback and accountability. She adores supporting her clients to write the books that their soul is calling them to write whether that’s fiction, memoir, or self-help. She does this through 1:1 book coaching, a monthly writing membership, retreats (when it’s safe), and her podcast, Dear Creativity, Let’s Write. In our chat today, Amy talks about a number of things such as: 1) You don't have to go big - baby steps will get you where you're going 2) Create a community of thinking partners for yourself - people you trust who you can brainstorm with, get and give feedback, and ask questions. Don't be afraid to pay for this if you need to as you build a local network. Your current friends are probably not those people but there ARE local people who are also where you are. It might take some time to find them but go to local business meetups etc. to create that support for yourself.   3) Embrace the idea that launching a business is a spiritual journey of deep growth if you allow it to be. It can be terrifying but it's so worth it. Get a journal (and that local network) and get ready to GROW. Even if you never make a dime on that first (or second) venture, when you look back at it, you will absolutely find value in the experience. We also reference Amy's first business - website design - that she used as a benchmark for the way she does her current book coaching. Check it out here: https://www.entwinewebdesign.com/ ===================================== Where you can connect with Amy Isaman Instagram: https://instagram.com/letswritebookcoaching Websites: https://amyisaman.com and https://www.letswriteclub.com Podcast: https://amyisaman.com/podcast/ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/amy-isaman  ===================================== For more about the host, Shailaja V, check out: https://www.shailajav.com
28:56
December 16, 2021
Human Design in Business - A Chat with Bingz Huang
Bingz Huang is a Gentleness Ambassador, Human Design Coach, Intuitive Healer, Writer, and Soul Dancer from Singapore. Through her Human Design chart readings and coaching, writing, dance videos, and podcasts, she inspires her clients and audience to be gentler with themselves. She also helps other sensitive solopreneurs feel safe and free to be their authentic selves while still honoring and managing their sensitivity effectively. While learning to do content marketing for her intuitive healing business, Bingz Huang discovered her latent passion in writing to share her thoughts and beliefs on energy healing. Her message soon became a published book titled - "Empower Your Life with Gentleness: A Simple Guide to Feeling Safe and Free to be You". She went on to publish an illustrated poetry book titled: "From The Womb of Gentleness."   Her message on practicing gentleness gained popularity when the pandemic started in 2020, and this increased resonance moved her to keep writing and sharing about gentleness through Medium, an online publishing platform. Currently, Bingz is the founder and editor of a publication on Medium- Gentleness Ambassadors- that welcomes other writers to contribute. She enjoys guiding and supporting other sensitive solopreneurs to do their content marketing through Medium in a way that aligns with their unique energetic blueprint.    When she's not writing and coaching, Bingz loves dancing with her silk fan veils and playing with her 3 young boys. ===================================== Where you can connect with Bingz Huang Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bingzhealinglight/ Medium: https://www.bingzhuang.medium.com/ Website: www.bingzhuanghealer.com Podcast: https://podcast.bingzhuanghealer.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bingzhuang/ ===================================== For more about the host, Shailaja V, check out: https://www.shailajav.com
27:33
December 09, 2021
An Interview & Case Study with Ranjani Rao - Author of Rewriting my Happily Ever After
Dr. Ranjani Rao is a trained scientist and a self-taught writer. She is the author of Rewriting My Happily Ever After - A Memoir of Divorce and Discovery. Her award-winning personal essays and op-eds have appeared in several publications and anthologies in India, US and Singapore.   Ranjani is also a client of mine and we talked about how she could use social media in an authentic and conscious way to market her ideas without feeling awkward about the process.  As a student of my Intentional Instagram course, she shares what she learnt to enjoy about the heart-based approach to social media which made her embrace the platform with joy and deliberation.   Find out more about her latest book here:  https://www.ranjanirao.com/books/rewriting-my-happily-ever-after/ Where you can connect with Ranjani Rao   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ranjaniwriter/   Medium: https://ranjaniwriter.medium.com/   Website: https://www.ranjanirao.com   Podcast: https://anchor.fm/ranjani-rao For more about me, check out: https://www.shailajav.com   For details on my course, Intentional Instagram, here is the link: https://shailajav.com/intentional-instagram/
32:07
October 15, 2021
Intentional Creativity: A Conversation with Kerry Lee - The Alchemical Artist
Kerry Lee is the alchemical artist and founder of the Self Discovery Wisdom School. She says she's a creative catalyst. After a 35 year case of what she calls creative Constipation, an unfulfilling career and a series of challenging life events, she decided it was time for her own transformation. She rediscovered and reclaimed her artist self and the work she was born to do in the world.  During the pandemic she launched the Self Discovery Wisdom School. She guides those who are feeling dissatisfied, stuck or uninspired to reconnect with their own inner wisdom to find clarity and confidence to spark imagination and bring a dash of creative magic into their lives. In this conversation we touch upon: 🎧 Breaking through creative blocks 🎧 A beautiful story that speaks about her own artistic transformation 🎧 Symbolism in Art and the Red Thread story 🎧 How to tap into your innate wisdom and creativity 🎧 The Self Discovery Wisdom School 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Links we refer to in the conversation:  Create with Kerry Lee Online Open Studio Sessions  A Free Gift for all listeners Find Your Magic, Meaning, and Inspiration Intentional Creativity Workshop (5 one hour sessions) https://www.kerryleeart.com/intentional-creativity-tm Social Media for The Self Discovery Wisdom School IG https://www.instagram.com/theselfdiscoverywisdomschool/ FB https://www.facebook.com/THESDWS 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a content and productivity coach. For more about my Intentional Instagram course, head over here:  https://shailajav.com/intentional-instagram/ I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
28:23
October 08, 2021
Helping Creators with Technology - A heart-based approach with Natasha Berta
An Interview with Natasha Berta who runs Connected Marketing. Natasha is a marketing coach and mentor and the owner of connected marketing. She supports smart women to grow their passion business. She loves the tech side of things and also believes that the whole business journey is best used as a personal growth opportunity. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 In this episode, she speaks with me and talks about: ✔️ How marketing is not about manipulation; but genuine psychology ✔️Why she chose to focus on the technology side of marketing ✔️One of her favourite books  (& mine) - Big Magic ✔️How to stop being reactive and be more intentional ✔️Keeping a gentle hold on her calendar ✔️Her advice for other business owners 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 You can connect with Natasha Berta on her: Website: https://connectedmarketing.com.au/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connectedmarketingau Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ConnectedMarketingAu/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/connectedmarketing 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a content and productivity coach. For more about my Intentional Instagram course, head over here:  https://shailajav.com/intentional-instagram/ I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
26:57
August 18, 2021
Growth Mindset & Social Media - A Case Study and Showcase of Soumya Karkera - Life Coach
Soumya Karkera is a life coach for children, young adults and parents with children. She supports them with all their growing up challenges in life, getting comfortable with who they are and finding their own inner strength and bravery. In her sessions with them, they work together to find solutions to problems that are keeping them stuck from moving forward. When she works with parents, she is gently supporting them on their parenting journey, helping them find balance and connection with themselves and their family. In this 30-minute chat we dive deep into so many things including: ✔️ Her Motivation to choose this line of work ✔️ Tips for Parents on Handling Anxiety and uncertainty during the COVID pandemic ✔️ The Growth Mindset ✔️ How her approach to social media changed after taking the Intentional Instagram course 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Get in touch with Soumya below: ✔️Her Linkedin Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soumya-karkera-95418949/   ✔️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beingme.lovingit ✔️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beingme.lovingit/ 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. For more about my Intentional Instagram course, head over here:  https://shailajav.com/intentional-instagram/ I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
27:22
August 11, 2021
Why I give away so much content for free
I've been asked this question so often by my audience. Why do I actually give away so much content for free? How will people hire me or pay for services if they can get so much for free? I have three reasons for this and I've answered it in today's episode. Read the written version of this episode here: https://shailajav.medium.com/learning-to-share-content-for-free-b20b58dc689d ================================================================== Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
07:30
August 04, 2021
Why More Coaches Should Offer Free Clarity Sessions
This week I want to talk about the idea of offering something as a service instead of charging a fee for it. Read the transcript of this episode here: https://shailajav.com/free-consult-calls/ * When should you do this? * Also what is the tapering strategy that my coach George Kao talks about so beautifully? https://www.georgekao.com/blog/tapering Other links I mention in the podcast Episode 11: How to Create from a Space of Love: https://anchor.fm/shailajav/episodes/How-to-Create-From-a-Space-of-Love-e14o92g Episode 7: Why You Should Not Start a Business for the Money https://anchor.fm/shailajav/episodes/Starting-a-Business--Dont-Do-it-for-the-Money-e12qmp5 Episode 8: Interview with Caroline Leon https://anchor.fm/shailajav/episodes/How-to-Grow-an-Online-Business-using-Ethical-Strategies-with-guest-Caroline-Leon-e13hf4f ================================================================== Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
14:40
July 28, 2021
How to Create From a Space of Love
When I was a guest on a podcast recently, talking about my 60-day social media sabbatical, the host asked me how I was willing to take such a long break without worrying about loss of followers or a drop in engagement. Read the blog post version of this episode here: https://shailajav.com/create-content-space-of-love/ Here's the full link to the podcast where I was a guest, if you'd like to listen in: https://kristabauer.com/blog/ep11/ Other links I mention in this episode: Caroline Leon's Medium page: https://soulfulstrategist.medium.com/ My Interview with Caroline Leon: https://anchor.fm/shailajav/episodes/How-to-Grow-an-Online-Business-using-Ethical-Strategies-with-guest-Caroline-Leon-e13hf4f ================================================================================== Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
08:32
July 20, 2021
Client Case Study & Showcase: Ranjitha Jeurkar of Connext Coaching (NVC)
Ranjitha is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She lives in Bangalore, India, where she shares NVC with individuals and organizations. Ranjitha began her career as a communications professional, and for the last six years worked in the non-profit sector, in the space of mental health awareness. She brings her skills from both of these spaces to the work she does now. For the last couple of years, she has been exploring ways in which she can make cooking extremely simple: how do you break down complicated-sounding recipes to clear instructions anyone can follow and apply? Her approach to sharing Nonviolent Communication is similar; it's about how we can begin exploring and living these principles in our daily lives, starting from where we are now. She has had this business for close to 5 years now, though it has been only since 2021 January that she decided to step into it full-time. The name of her venture is Connext Coaching and Facilitation. 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 In this 30-minute chat we dive deep into so many things including: ✔️ What is NVC and how does it shape her approach to life and business? ✔️ Dealing with impostor syndrome ✔️ Vulnerability as a Creator   ✔️ What she learnt from the Intentional Instagram course   ✔️ The Distinction between Selling and Service   ✔️ What she learnt, working with me   🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Get in touch with Ranjitha below: ✔️Her website: https://connextcoaching.com/ ✔️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connextcoaching/ ✔️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/connextcoaching/ Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. For more about my Intentional Instagram course, head over here:  https://shailajav.com/intentional-instagram/ I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
27:01
July 13, 2021
Thriving without Social Media - A Chat with Mamatha Ramesh
"On Facebook, I had some 300 or 400 or so-called friends. But the people who I was actually in touch with on a regular basis, I've been in touch with them over the years from the time when there was no Facebook; just the good old telephone, and I still continue to do that. I think that for people who truly matter, you find ways to keep in touch. You don't need Facebook. You don't need social media." - Mamatha Ramesh 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 In this 30-minute chat, we dive deep into so many things including: ✔️ Why she chose this particular role in her career ✔️ The very personal reason she left social media more than 8 years ago. ✔️ Why she never felt like going back ✔️ The role of parents in the age of social media ✔️ How to use social media - if you choose to continue down that path 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 You can read a written version of this podcast (with some extra notes) here on my website: https://shailajav.com/thriving-without-social-media/ 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning:  https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
32:23
July 06, 2021
How to Grow an Online Business using Ethical Strategies with guest Caroline Leon
"It's my belief that when we change the way we do business, we change the world. The approach I follow advocates for a people-first approach to business (i.e. people vs profit) and is rooted in integrity and generosity. It aligns with my spiritual beliefs and a lot of what I teach in my 1:1 and group work and in my content is a more ethical way to do business. Free from the toxic, dysfunctional, and manipulative marketing so prevalent these days online. This comes as a big relief for many people when they first come into contact with me." -Caroline Leon That, in a nutshell, is what is so wonderful about Caroline and the work she does.  🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 In this 30-minute chat we dive deep into so many things including: ✔️ What is Conscious Marketing? ✔️ Why Caroline transitioned from being a Life Coach to a Business Mentor ✔️ How to Grow your Business using Ethical Strategies ✔️ How to Make Leisure Time an important part of your Day ✔️ How to Manage your time as a Working Mother, especially with young kids at home ✔️ The Creative Process as a Business Owner ✔️ How to Create Clients for Your Business 🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸🔸 You can read a written version of this podcast (with some extra notes) here on my website: https://www.shailajav.com/caroline-leon-interview/ Get in touch with Caroline Leon below: ✔️Her website: https://carolineleon.com/ ✔️Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/carolineleoncoach/ ✔️Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulfulstrategist/ ✔️Or join her Community of Conscious Business Owners Here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theconsciousbusinesscollective/
29:58
June 29, 2021
Starting a Business? Don't Do it for the Money
I'm forever in pursuit and I don't even know what it is I'm chasing -- Harold Abrahams 100-metre Olympic gold medalist, 1924 This quote was made famous by the person who played Abrahams in the OScar winning movie ‘Chariots of Fire’. In 2009, I took up a part time teaching position. The work was fun and challenging but the money? It was great! Similarly, in 2019 I got a writing assignment and it was for a fixed amount money. Let’s just say it was a lot- a lot more than what I was used to getting for my writing. Midway through both that teaching assignment and writing assignment, I began to sense a feeling of .. ‘Wait, is this all there is to life and business? Money?’ Suffice to say that I left both that job and the writing assignment within a year of taking them up. If you decide to start a business, don't do it for the money. Listen to how I learnt to find balance and harmony in my work. ================================================================================== Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning: https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
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June 15, 2021
How to Always Find the Motivation to Create Content
Do you struggle with motivation to create content or your blog? Then this episode will help. If you'd like to check out a written version of this post, click below to read it on the blog:  https://shailajav.com/how-to-stay-motivated-as-a-blogger/ Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without the overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning: https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shailajav LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shailajav Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
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June 08, 2021
Creative Affluence: How to Never Run Out of Inspiration
The 4 R Approach is what helps me when it comes to never running out of content ideas or inspiration. If you’ve ever faced writer’s block, I’m here to tell you that it’s a myth. Just go with me on this :) If you'd like to check out a written version of this post, click the link here to read it on Medium: https://medium.com/an-idea/how-i-never-run-out-of-ideas-to-write-c6d3f821cdec *Other links I mention here in this episode. How I use Google Keep: https://shailajav.com/use-google-keep-stay-organised/ ============================================================== Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. I send a free weekly newsletter that is useful for creators. It contains tips for writers, bloggers and business owners who want to grow an organic audience without overwhelm. Sign up for it here and get it delivered to your inbox every Friday morning: https://www.shailajav.com/newsletter Find me on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/shailajav/ Let's Connect on LinkedIn too: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shailajav/ Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :).
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June 01, 2021
Why it's time to Redefine Success
We gauge our ‘success’ by the most obvious markers known to man: Money, Fame, Popularity, Followers(in the case of social media) or page views (if you’re a blogger). But if we all do exactly the same thing, how can we ever hope to stand out from the crowd? ================================================= Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. If you'd like to check out a written version of this post, click here to read it on Medium For more about my work, check out my website I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
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May 22, 2021
How to Truly Connect with your Audience
How to connect with your audience One of my readers sent me this query: I am writing every day but my audience isn't finding my work. What could be the reason? Ask yourself these 5 questions and do it honestly: 1. How much of your writing is navel gazing? Are you writing a personal journal or are you writing something that will touch people's lives? 2. Are you being educational, inspirational or motivational in your writing? 3. Are you talking with your audience or are you talking at them? 4. Are you sharing your work on the right platforms? 5. Are you ready for some honest criticism of your work? =================================   Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach. If you'd like to comment on this post, click here to do so on Facebook  For more about my work , check out my website I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
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May 18, 2021
How to Stay Inspired as a Creator when Nobody Sees your Work
How do you stay in the space of creating content/doing the work you do when nobody seems to acknowledge its existence? How do you stay motivated? In this 5-minute episode (uploaded originally to Instagram), I explain two things that I keep reminding myself every time this happens (and yes, it happens to me too). ================================= Welcome to my podcast. My name is Shailaja Vishwanath and I'm a blog, social media, content and productivity coach.  If you'd like to comment on this post, click here to do so on Facebook For more about my work , check out my website I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well Enjoying the podcast? Send me a voice note to let me know :)
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May 13, 2021
Do Follower Numbers really Matter on Social Media?
This is why follower numbers are not important on social media  Follower numbers are an artificial construct created by a culture of excess that ties your worth to a numeric value.  It is that culture which promotes the idea that the MORE you have- of followers, subscribers, readers- the more you are special.  Instead,it's time to move into what I call the Minimalist mindset or the 'Enough' Mindset.  Here are two tips that will help you, as both a consumer and creator of content.  As a consumer, think of one person whom you follow on social media and think of the immense value that they provide to you and your world view. How they improve your life and your outlook.   As a creator, start making content that will appeal to one specific person in your circle.  When you do these two things, consistently, not only will you stop worrying about follower numbers and other metrics that are out of your control, you will start moving into the culture of caring for your genuine audience. --- If you'd like to comment on this post, click here to do so on Facebook For more about my work , check out my website  I'm on Instagram and LinkedIn as well
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